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Beaufort Bay

Beaufort South Carolina is a city on Port Royal Island, one of South Carolina’s coastal Sea Islands. It’s known for its antebellum mansions, especially in the downtown historic district. We decided to stay in Beaufort on one of our Southern trips to the Low Country. Beaufort is a beautiful small town filled with small shops in the Historic District, a nice quiet getaway where you can still experience the old South. I shot this on a walk around the Waterfront Park and downtown marina area, the sun was going down and made for a nice scene on the bay.


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Gay Fish Co.

Gay Fish Company St. Helena Island

“I’m talkin’ about a shrimp-catchin’ boat. I’ve been workin’ on shrimp boats all my life. I started out on my uncle’s boat, that’s my mother’s brother, when I was maybe about nine. I was just lookin’ into buyin’ a boat of my own and got drafted. My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me “Bubba”. Just like one o’ them ol’ redneck boys; can you believe that?”  Bubba Blue, Forrest Gump

On my drive back from Hunting I came across the Gay Fish Co located on St. Helena Island. This place was tucked away in the marsh and fairly hard to get to so I opted for a shot from the road using a zoom. I was hoping for a better sunrise but it got cloudy quick so the lighting and color I witnessed on the beach faded away quick that morning.

Some fun facts on The Gay Fish Co. during the filming of Forrest Gump, tho owners at the time Bob and Hilda Gay provided the shrimp used in the shrimp boat scenes, and their shrimp boat “Miss Hilda” can be seen in the film when Forrest is naming his boat “Jenny”. The Vietnam scenes were all filmed on Hunting and Fripp Islands.

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